Major St. John Adcock

Regiment: 3rd Batt. Leinster Regiment
Panel reference: Panel 44.
Date published: 30/07/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 09/05/1915
Cemetery: Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Information: Major St. John Adcock, 3rd Batt. Leinster Regiment, was killed on May 9th while gallantly leading his men into action at Rue de Bois, Richebourg, St. Vaast. He was the second surviving son of the late Mr. St. John Adcock and Mrs. Adcock, of Loughnavala, Merrion, Co. Dublin. In 1901 he enlisted in the Longford Horse and proceeded to the front where he took part in the campaign against the Boers, and before the termination of the war obtained a commission in the 3rd Battalion Leinster Regiment. He was gazetted Captain in May, 1906, and Major in the early part of this year. He was officially reported missing after the engagement of May 9th, and a few days later it was notified that he had been killed.